|& every one of those attachments is necessary|
& yeah, this is why the dremmel is awesome
Every comp sci gal needs a purse of floppies
The tool of choice for this project was a hammer. The original goal of this was to use up supplies I already owned. The only supply I ended up already having was the string. Whoops... On a positive note I got to find a new art store while trying to find board to nail into. (http://www.jerrysartarama.com/)
|Shown: work of a not so starving programmer|
Paint - acrylic, black
Nails - Wire Nails (flat top) 5/8 x 18
String - Crochet threads (grey, yellow, red, blue)
Hammer - I used a huge one, I'd try to use smaller mallets so you can navigate into tighter spaces
Board - 8"x8" Wood board
Tweezers - optional
Paint the entire board black. Yes, this includes the edges. Because if I've learned anything it's that the edges matter. Paint the top and top part of the sides first then after that dries paint the bottom of the sides. I did two coats of paint on the top because it was really important to me to have a consistent color.
|The perfectionist came out when I was all about getting that top as crisp as possible.|
Place the logo on the board to get an idea of where you want to place it. I printed out a picture that I found online because luckily there aren't that many variations on the Steelers logo & it's simple. But as soon as I try frehanding those circles it'll be all over.
|Yeah, see that'd never happen in the wild.|
|It's like playing the game where you jump pegs over each other!|
|Yeah, don't know what's going on there|
Now that we have beautiful pattern of holes, it's time to actually put the nails in. Hammer the nails firmly into the board. You don't need to attack it, just make sure you can't pull them out with pressure. The smaller hammer is perfect for these corners & tight edges. If you have big fingers like I do, try the nail with the tweezers. Keep the nails as straight as possible.
|What a stud|
|The edges and the zig zag|
I've never been good at random patterns. It's ok, if you're not either. Luckily the way the string is woven along the nails doesn't really matter. The only thing that matters is there are no significant gaps. And keep the lines interesting by avoiding crossing the same path twice. It's not scientific unless you're talking about the random properties of quarks. Then you're either really at the right place (crafting + geek!) or the wrong one (I honestly don't even know where to send you... try Bill Nye?)
|Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill!|
|Does not produce music|
|Blur however does|